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but you know. we will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action if and when we determine that the situation on the ground requires the white house consider strikes in iraq to help stop the advance of jihadist forces through the devastated country. we report on how the militants are being boosted by waves of foreign volunteers from the west raising worries that upon their return they launch a new holy war in europe. there's no letup in the military assault in eastern ukraine with four more people killed in the the shelling despite president poroshenko has promised cease fire. and also this hour the best defense seems to be a good often say radical group claiming to protect the rights of jews does so by
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intimidating its victims to death threats. you're watching from in the world welcome to moscow to r.t. international i mean o'neill. america is ready to use our power in iraq that was the president obama who said any action will be precise targeted to help us militants are currently sweeping across the country to help combat the threat washington sending three hundred military advisers there. to help the story for us president obama is leaving the door open for further action saying that the u.s. is prepared to take targeted military action if the violence in iraq spirals further out of control because of our increased intelligence resources we're
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developing more information about potential targets associated with. them going forward we will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action if and when we determine that the situation on the ground requires now that's a complicated gamble because u.s. intelligence agencies are having a difficult time identifying possible targets including insurgent encampments training camps weapons caches and other stationary supplies and the u.s. president says allow iraq to turn into a safe haven for isis poses great dangers to the u.s. and its european allies which is why some action needs to be taken of course the criticism is that iraq might not even be on the brink of a civil war if it was not for the u.s. invasion while addressing the press even president obama said quote recent days have reminded us of the deep scars left behind of america's war in iraq unquote obama's speech in washington the plans to help iraq is one of the features of
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today's breaking the set program with and you can watch the full show later this hour but here's a small preview not. and because he spoke mostly in a vague military jargon you had to listen closely to understand the underlying u.s. response to isis is growing influence while obama insisted no troops would be sent to actually engage in combat he did announce that he would be sending up to three hundred military advisors to the country sounds innocent right unless you consider the fact that so-called military advisors were the original precursors to the us invasion of vietnam but probably the most interesting part about obama's speech was his claim that iraq is a sovereign nation that has the right to choose its own leaders seriously when did iraq become a sovereign nation the minute the us if you know western powers have done nothing but violate iraq's autonomy by dismantling its government launching depleted uranium and white phosphorous attacks an occupied its people for the last decade this is all news to me the latest reports from iraq she just al-qaeda linked isis militants have taken over
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a vital oil facilities in the city of basra wherever their final target is baghdad with the reportedly planning to create a new islamist state within the ruins of the country. is already falling apart as ortiz guy in h.s. you can reports. iraq is on the verge of erupting isis is controlling a predominantly sunni part of the bach shia sphere there further onslaught kurds could split off at any moment isak tarion war is brewing now the government will have to make a strategic choice putting the entire army to attack and take back that city and risk a much wider sectarian fight or i have this as you have a group in control of an area that was a response with all the consequences not just for iraq for the region and for the world i says belongs to a faction of sunni islamic committed to radical fundamentalist convictions that they seek to impose on other muslims their advances have long stopped being just iraq's problem these darker green spots are where the population is predominantly
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shiite you can see iran is the main shiite power in the region syria is largely sunni but the government of bashar assad is alawite which is a branch of shiite islam isis being an extremist sunni forces managed to advance this far both in syria and iraq because of the support of sunni communities on their way iran wants to help iraq's shia government repel the onslaught of isis an initiative which washington seemingly supports but targeting sunni areas which isis controls could create a backlash with other sunni nations getting involved like saudi arabia which has already warned against foreign intervention there's not going to be a simple military solution to this issue isis is also controlling parts of syria fighting against the government of bashar assad these problems are intertwined in a really demonic way u.s. politicians have tried to present the conflict in syria as being between those who
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want democracy and those who don't so maybe the crisis in iraq is an eye opener showing how complicated the dynamics in the region really are. going to check on r.t. washington d.c. . now. kurds living in north eastern rock are also fighting on their own battle front after isis launched its advance kurdish troops three able to push its limits i did the city of kirkuk taking control of a vital oil center and his defense consultant believes kurds have been given a chance to create their own independent state. the country has been broken away as it is except it's not officially broken it wanted to separate the oil rich a kurdish region in the north away from the main iraq it's been set up from the beginning from the ninety's the americans gave them the possibility of a semi autonomous region now all of the been running the kurds have been running their own kurdish region since the ninety's. and now all they're going to do is
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break away from iraq. for role and declare independence. the isis group fighting in both iraq and syria is estimated to have around ten thousand soldiers out there disposal with volunteers arriving from all parts of the world reports indicate there are three thousand foreigners in the ranks and according to the u.k. foreign minister and four hundred of them are british citizens the steady flow of recruits is ultimate tame by the pro isis campaign being staged on social networks with many internet users actually voicing their support for the militant group online here is one such twitter user from the u.k. voicing his approval of the isis onslaught in iraq and syria this is another is from germany wishing that you how this will end up victorious and it's not just in the west by the way the internet supporters of isis come from all across the globe europe the us or asia as artie's surfer earth explains. from the front
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lines in iraq in syria and another battle is being fought in the u.k. this week banned isis making it an offense to be a member of the group but the organization is still enjoying a wave of online european support dubbed by some of the isis fanboys well i've been speaking to some of the isis supporters and i vs one social media why he's supporting isis despite the reported killings and he's applied for me that he. has come the closest yet to establishing an islamic caliphate why do you think isis holds such appeal for some of the people back home i think. if you could to use this overused word in its. terrorism so. the one sort of actually going to trouble they're going to come back all the people here in the
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u.k. when he went to the trouble to be identifying with. the two constituencies important for. which has existed ever since nine eleven so in a way that constituency has always been that it's possible that they'll be more encouraged by. what's happened in syria and become more active not as a direct result of so but they just feel they're on the sort of wave of islam isolation of the world and then you've got the people who actually come back and who can spread who can become recruit first and that's a really dangerous thing that's a meeting it's a national security council this week prime minister david cameron said the government was doing all it could streets with dresses the threat posed by foreign fighters including interviewing individuals that you think borders canceling or with touring u.k. passports and introducing new measures to prosecute days he planned to train. there
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is a rule. of four should be united states and its allies have known about isis and their activities and the danger they pose for a few years why haven't you stopped these groups from leverage why do you allow these groups to get stronger and stronger why do you allow certain countries to support them financially why do you allow for practice to get to the last minute that the number of british fighters the food at four hundred and growing professor griffin tells r.t. the government now desperately needs to strengthen its response to some of the most precious people coming by people who are pretty disillusioned by what's happened. and who can produce a counter narrative of people. seen them killing what an explosion does to a baby and comes back intent on stopping it that other side of the story could be more crucial than ever much of the british population watches in
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horror the grisly images of some of the killings taking place in iraq at the hands of isis fighters but to its european supporters ice this is not the enemy the west is. so. reporting from london we of course we keeping our finger on the pulse of events in iraq on screen and online you can log onto a website r t v dot com for the latest updates on the story along with expert opinion and analysis you are watching our team. in eastern ukraine four people have been killed during the latest military offensive on the city of slovyansk a thirty year old woman died when a mortar shell hit her backyard her five year old son was taken to hospital with multiple head wounds where he died of his injuries the shelling continues despite president poroshenko as promised cease fire under his new peace plan what exactly the fourteen point proposal to end the violence in the suggests will be revealed
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later today a little earlier poroshenko discussed his ideas with vladimir putin it was the second time in a week that the two leaders have talked about the crisis over the phone and president putin has once again stressed the cease fire must be implemented in the region's meanwhile wants a prosperous cities and looking more like ghost towns now tens of thousands have fled the affected areas those who remain suffer from water food and power shortages not to mention nonstop artillery attacks there are large queues forming on the border with russia as people hurried to take their children to safety sometimes to somebody but. there is carries you see flying planes any time i saw them i ran to my mommy and daddy and tanks are also very scary. the fire gunshots that. we had next to the couch in the basement were very scary. it's a battlefield then concert them find my parents hide in the basement with think
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cool to have a skid because who wouldn't have west along i don't understand why they do in this we've lost everything. when radicals came into my c.c. and started shooting people we had to leave the scariest part was when armed men came to our house asking about our men that was a few days later my son told me that they shot the annoyance of. a russian journalist who was killed in mortar shelling in eastern ukraine is being laid to rest here in moscow as colleagues friends and people who respected his work came to say goodbye to your corner who worked as a correspondent for the receipt of one t.v. channel his crew recording you create an army shelling while filming a report in a village just outside the galaxy this is the last footage from them you will look was severely injured and taken to hospital but died on the operating table his sond engineer also was killed in the attack corn luke was thirty seven years old and a survived by his wife and seven year old daughter. i mean you know coming up
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shortly extreme make over a tiny village in the philippines could be transformed into a multimillion dollar military base for the u.s. in the battle for the resource rich site china sea. well not told you my language at all but i will only react to situations i haven't read the reports so i'm not you know pushing the know i will leave that to the state department to comment on your latter point of the month to save the exists or carry out a car is on the docket no god. no more weasel words when you say to direct question simply prepared for a change when you're done you should be ready for a. printout of speech and a little move down to freedom to cost. dramas
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the chance to be ignored. stories others refused to notice. faces strange new world lights never. filled picture of today's lives long gone to and from around the globe. look to. fifteen minutes into the program welcome back for years jewish people have often found themselves the target of hatred and physical intimidation but it seems the bullied have become the bullies at least for one extremist group the jewish defense league later today a trial will begin in parts of j.p.l. members accused of making death threats towards a journalist who is investigating their actions in
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a cost revel reports. i never know what they have a strong following and a clear message as only we are here present we are jews noble and cruel we are well trained well equipped we're not afraid and we should be more afraid of us than we are them the jewish defense league claims its goal is to protect the jewish community from hatred and semitism but some jews accuse it of doing the very same thing it's meant to be fighting against and these people say the organization is not protecting anyone but attacking those who don't share the same views and opinions jonathan mall adopted claims he felt the wrath of the league when he started researching them in paris i exposed my friends. felony crazy for doing this in september two thousand and twelve my car of been bombed by a. bomb i received death threats and a couple months ago i went to cover
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a protest against anti-semitism they reconnects me and they were like fifteen people jumping on me break a my camera and. beating me up on the ground what is being done to prevent this from happening again what is the police doing at one point intervened and took me out of the protest and i told them there were many of them on the place so i told them why don't you a resident oh you would do anything you do creates a riot the jewish defense league is an international right wing organization even though it's considered a terrorist group by the f.b.i. it's completely legal and countries like canada and france where it has around three hundred members. at the crease is present of course but it's not everywhere so we have to do what they are incapable of doing correctly from attacking left wing students protesting the in groups and even writers at their own book launches the league has been accused of being behind a string of violence but the victims say the police have no interest in investigating and accuse them of willful and action. pretty strong and in the
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police we know there are some people the will to do their job but some point you have people in here that are blocking the fight when those people go on trial the judges most of the time they're being they're being lenient in two thousand and four a documentary actually filmed members of the j.p.l. training in an official building that was being leased by the police many were quick to connect the dots if the police. training them really had no desire to talk to us when we contacted them about their complicity it speaks for itself these issues do not get in our way because will hurt you very very very badly various local movements an answer rices them activists have called for the group to be banned the french authorities have ignored those calls and those who feel victimized by the group are left looking over their shoulder marina call
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survive reports in from paris for r.t. . the jewish defense league burst into the limelight several years ago following perceived anti-semitic comments from the popular fashion designer john galliano he had been calling a camera in a local coffee and part of a party expressing his love for hitler the group responded by later targeting the premises covering it in posters labeling galliano an enemy of both israel and france. for more on this story and i joined live by eve come outta research associate at the institute of international and strategic relations in france hello to you sir now considered by many countries to be extremist even a terrorist group the jewish defense league it's banned in the u.s. i'm just looking at some of the countries here many european states even israel why is france not following the example. first of all the french branch of the jewish definitely has very little to do was as american. first
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of all as a group has various more they had a demonstration yesterday evening in paris to it's only two hundred fifty people in attendance and this is a do not have the same capability as the american branch and. israeli branches that. are popular among the jewish community simply because it's the phillies does not protect us so we're going to protect us all selves and now since the beginning of the u.s. two thousand when a wave of those i think attacks broke here in from the jewish definitely gaz been seen by many as quite a suit to the police here in is that it is quite. monitored to close really vital police because if the police knows that it has to get her body maybe not to prevent terrorist attack but to attack people being doing for
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years most of the people of course muslims ok far right groups that do it in. what makes a good year very different is that the community its economy no group tell me your address was the topic of anti-semitism in forms but it's the same it is a quite different from that of the mainstream jewish organizations the mainstream jewish organizations who want to talk with the government in order to have a more security more his place and they're going to end this and i think. and they can be jadeja to say is that amounts to nothing what is important is to fight on the street in the streets gangs v v v v v islamists and that again as become quite popular among the rank and file of the jewish community because they are quite does anyone with the capacity of the now i think government whether it is
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a right wing or left wing government and that they are very much delay through this illusion to have a new capacity of the government to to really protect the jewish community yet not a small group why devolve ok just briefly because the d.d.l. of course isn't the only national group operating in france but how of migration policies brought up by a third rai's if you may well the duty of the aren't the only nationalist group operating in france of course but how of migration policies brought iran the rise now. well gration paul is seen from was mostly that fame boarding working for from the mustering for more comes free t.v. french. is in north africa and we know advertisers bore. fundamentally its population zat wave of immigration and it has become quite endacott
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next to between video and. people your one thing gets to be say they met people and the majority of the french jewish population gone from north africa so it's quite an take a nesting between them because of what happened in north africa during the night in the sixty's that is a civil war between the native french settlers and then that's when so what's happening no squad to results and sort of part of an arc in sixty's between jews and muslims ok show me you've come over we thank you for your input today sir. over dot com a new tool to keep protesters at bay is hitting the market we'll tell you all about you many drones capable of firing pepper spray on paint balls and why critics say their danger is being underestimated. the world's biggest ally in the sky the
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european all deserve a treehouse blown off the top of a three thousand meter high mountain in chile so it can set up the largest ever telescope. a small village in the philippines may have to make way for a huge u.s. military base as part of the asian nations fight over the resource laden site china sea military cooperation with the u.s. could both stir america's presence in the region where washington already has tens of thousands of troops dozens of bases now this month the nations will hold naval drills near the disputed territory which the philippines is beijing is trying to steal right from under its nose journalist james corbett believes putting more pressure on china could lead to a bitter conflict. this has to be seen as just part of a trend towards the deepening of the us and philippine military alliance that goes right along with the developing us japanese military alliance the us australian military alliance so i think this has to be seen as more part of
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a regional trend that's developing both china and the us and its allies are playing to their respective political bases and they're looking for economic stimulus that comes from militarization so they are looking to divert more government funds towards the defense sector i think it's part of a feedback loop where one side makes a move so the other is seen to respond to it so the other side responds to the response that cetera and i think when we are caught in that type of feedback loop it runs the risk of running into a some type of military confrontation scenario simply because when you have all of these ships in these highly disputed territories that are at times running into each other as we start to see these types of incidents that could become a hot war scenario perhaps inadvertently. toss the news from here on r t international on the way i'll be martin and pray king said to stay with us.
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so are we going back to iraq recently violence has flared up as insurgents are taking cities from the current iraqi government in response to this chaos obama declared that his administration is prepared to take military action whenever our national security is threatened oh well since the weapons of mass destruction were never found at a rock and the current militants can't shoot there and k forty seven over the ocean i don't see how us national security is at risk now or before the iraq war even started but on the other hand the flow of oil from us but tamia well that. might be at risk but sometimes i forget that obama is a politician and just a day later he was quoted as saying quite the opposite about the same situation declaring that we will not be sending u.s. troops back into combat in iraq which sounds great to my ears
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a do you wait yet another few days and now he is saying that they want to send at least two hundred seventy five troops to provide support and security for u.s. personnel and the us embassy in baghdad i think this orwellian attitude towards the truth comes from two factors one lying works obama gets away with it and to the fear of looking weak presidents have to act confident like they were total control of that awesome plan even when they have no idea what they're going to do i think this is the case with this iraq issue but that's just my opinion.
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phone low party people i'm having martin and this is breaking at the sat so today obama gave a highly anticipated press conference announcing our plans to move forward in iraq because he spoke mostly in a vague military jargon you had to listen closely to understand the underlying u.s. response to isis is growing influence while obama insisted no troops would be sent to actually engage in combat he did announce they would be sending up to three hundred military advisers to the country sounds innocent right unless you consider the fact that so-called military advisors were the original precursors to the us invasion of vietnam not to mention that two hundred seventy five troops have already been sent to quote secure american interests in the country but really who needs troops when the drome king as commander in chief. indeed obama said he's willing to take quote purgative precise military action to combat isis when intelligence makes such a strike possible and the m.s.m. has also been selling drone strikes as the best solution and fact even the quote or
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liberal center for american progress released a report two days ago colina on the us to prepare for airstrikes but probably the most interesting part about obama's speech was his claim that iraq is a sovereign nation that has the right to choose its own leaders seriously when iraq become a sovereign nation the minute the us will realize that it's of war in the country result in the creation of yet another failed state because see no western powers have done nothing but violate iraq's autonomy by dismantling its government launching depleted uranium and white phosphorous attacks an occupied its people for the last decade this is all news to me and let's break this. it's a. very hard.

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